Google’s much anticipated October 5th announcement has seen them release a swathe of new devices. As rumored, Google’s biggest product launch ever includes two new ‘Pixel’ smartphones as well as ‘Daydream View’ a Virtual Reality headset, and ‘Google Home’, a voice activated smart speaker.

Available in both  5-inch and 5.5 inch screen size,  the ‘Pixel’ smartphones are part of the company’s latest efforts to challenge Apple’s iPhone dominance, and come with a 12 megapixel rear camera, unlimited cloud storage for photos and videos AND a 3.5mm headphone jack.

 New Smartphone Set to Rival iPhone

Some sources have stated that even though ”Made by Google” shows on the display screen, HTC,  the firm behind the very first Nexus device,  is the backbone of the newly released smartphone.

Some key features of the latest release:

  • Aluminum and glass design
  • Android 7 Nougat
  • Clean and polished look
  • App draw changes
  • 12.3MP rear camera
  • Best in class snapper (according to google)
  • HDR+ and Smart Burst modes
  • Fast charging – 7 hrs of use from 15 mins